Boy dies riding his X'mas gift into traffic

A boy playing with his Christmas day present - an electric scooter - was killed after he rode into the path of an oncoming car. Roman Martinez, 12, died in the accident in California on Boxing Day, reported NY Daily News.

"He rode out of the driveway and directly into the path of an oncoming Honda," said a report released by the California Highway Patrol obtained by local television station KTLA.

The driver, 30, tried to stop but could not avoid the fatal collision, police said.

She stayed at the scene and tried to help. She has not been charged.

The boy was airlifted to the Loma Linda University Medical Center where he later died.

The boy's grandmother, Ms Kathy Barnes, said she was still having trouble dealing with the tragedy, reported Fox News.

This article was first published on December 30, 2014.
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